Nursing Health Policy

Suggested Databases for Nursing Health Policy

For information on topics required for your assignments, you will need to consult our Library Homepage  for magazine and journal articles. 

Google Scholar

If you try searching Google Scholar below, you may find some scholarly full-text materials available for free.  You can also check to see if we have them for free via one of our research databases.  Go to Journals by Title and type in the journal title in which the article was published.  

Google Scholar Search

Types of Magazines and Journals


Popular Magazines

Trade Journals

Scholarly Journals


All readers

Professionals working in a specific field. Example: Nurses

Scholars and Students


Glossy paper, many ads and pictures

Glossy paper, short articles, many ads and pictures

Research articles with charts and graphics, few pictures


Freelance writers or journalists hired by magazine

Members of the profession

Professors, scholars or teachers in the field


Entertain and inform

Keep professionals up to date with trends in the field

Publish new research in the field


Very few citations

Very few citations

References are listed at the end of each article


Articles reviewed by magazine’s editors

Articles reviewed by magazine’s editors

Articles undergo peer-review by scholars within the same field


Published weekly or monthly

Published weekly or monthly

Published a few times a year, quarterly


Time, People

Advertising Age, Education Week

Higher Education Research & Development



Finding Journal Articles

To locate databases and journal articles available from EMU, go to the Library Homepage.  Databases specific to Nursing & Health Studies are found on the Databases page under the dropdown subject listings.

  Full-text Access

Many databases provide full-text access to journals. However, you can use the FIND TEXT+ icon to search for full-text coverage of the title you need in one of the other databases. If no access is available, you can request and Interlibrary Loan (ILL) for the materials.